Nominations for honorary degrees due Oct. 1

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Nominations for honorary degrees due Oct. 1

Nominations for honorary degrees are being accepted for the current academic year. Honorary degree recipients are individuals who are not only highly accomplished, but also nationally visible such that honor will be brought to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, as well as to the recipients.

The guidelines for selecting honorary degree recipients are:

  • Persons who have rendered distinguished service to the University of Nebraska;

  • Persons who have rendered distinguished service to the State of Nebraska;

  • Graduates, former students, or former employees who have achieved distinction; or

  • Persons of high distinction, from this country or abroad, who are not necessarily associated with the university or State of Nebraska.

To initiate a nomination:

  • Download honorary degree form and complete it with the name of your nominee, brief biography, a description of the nominee’s accomplishments, and recommended honorary degree title for the nominee. We ask that you not notify the individual that they are being nominated.

  • Secure the appropriate college dean’s signature.

  • Submit the completed form to Kim Rauscher, executive assistant to the chancellor, at 201 ADMS (0419) or

Deadline for submission is Oct. 1.

If you have any questions, contact Mike Zeleny, associate to the chancellor, at or 402-472-2116.

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